Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with American Comedian Tim Dillon

Tim Dillon
Tim Dillon

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from American stand-up comedian Tim Dillon.

We begin the interview with Tim educating me about Long Island because I barely know anything about it.

We speak about a few of Tim’s old jobs and we discuss how it’s kind of weird that stand-ups are all really crap at sales jobs, where you’d expect lying to be part of the course.

We get talking about about how crack houses can be a lot of fun when you’re 13 and how he got into drink and drugs.

We have a laugh about the single worst piece of reality TV: Undercover Boss and why it’s such a god-awful piece of shit.

We chat then about about comedy reviewers and how many of them don’t really get Tim’s material, calling him a contrarian when in reality he doesn’t take different sides to stir shit, he just wants to explore different angles when questioning something.

We speak about the whole idea of punching up in comedy….but he puts me in my place saying ‘punch everywhere man, you ever been in a fight?’

Finally then we speak about Tim very successful podcast Tim Dillon is Going to Hell a podcast you really should be listening to.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with Irish Comedian Jonathan Sheehan

Jonathan Sheehan
Jonathan Sheehan

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Irish stand-up comedian Jonathan Sheehan.

We kick off the conversation talking about my recent run in with a South African record producer company, sorry, it was just something I had to get off my chest.

Jonathan hails from Tullamore in Co. Offaly so we chat about the 3 things I know about Tullamore, Irish hiphop, whiskey and a former Irish Taoiseach, or Prime Minister, and he fills me in with more local knowledge

Jonathan used to run comedy nights in the Irish midlands, exotic places such as Mullingar and Birr, so we spoke about everything involved with putting on comedy in provincial towns in Ireland.

We speak about what Jonathan does for a living and how he used to use it for material for his sets. We chat then about how and why Jonathan got into comedy and he speak about a comedy course he took before his first gig.

We have a natter then about why so many Irish people emigrate to Australia and how not going, like most of the parish did, worked out better for him.

Then we get on to his comedic influences and the comedy he watched on television growing up.

We speak then about how he works on his sets and he tells me the greatest Lethal Weapon joke I’ve ever heard.

Finally then we get talking about improv comedy then and Jonathan spills the beans and reveals some secrets not known outside the murky world of improv.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with Scottish Comedian Rosco McClelland

Rosco McClelland
Rosco McClelland

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Scottish stand-up comedian Rosco McClelland.

Rosco’s from Scotland but he’d just been touring with some Irish comedians in Australia so we got talking about some of the new Irish slang he’d learned from them.

We both then profess our undying and unwavering love for American pop/punk masters Weezer, really I love that band and I won’t have a bad word said against them.

It seems to me that Scottish comedy is going through a revival, more successful comedians are coming out of Scotland and there are more and more comedy nights all over the country now so I ask Rosco if can he explain this revival and the purple patch Scottish comedy seems to be going through.

Search for Rosco on Youtube and you’ll get a ton of rap battles; so I ask him about hip-hop and we talk about him having been a drummer in a punk band before comedy.

We speak about how and why Rosco got into comedy, and he tells a great story of trying out his first joke on none other than Kevin Bridges.

This doesn’t come up very often but Rosco has an alter-ego character he sometimes gigs as; Rosco McSkeleton, so we had to chat about that, I wanted to dig into the subject and get to know more about the character and why more comedians don’t try playing roles on stage.

Rosco won Scottish Comedy of the Year in 2016, so we speak about the competition and what it’s lead on to since winning.

And finally then we chat about Rosco’s comedic influences and the comedy shows he used to watch on tele growing up.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with Scottish Comedian Wis Jantarasorn

Wis Jantarasorn
Wis Jantarasorn

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Scottish/Thai stand-up comedian Wis Jantarasorn.

We kick off the interview speaking about Gok Wan & Alan Carr, Wis reveals why.

Wis is from Leith, just north of Edinburgh so we get talking about that and how the small port town has changed over the years. We get topical then and speak about Theresa May triggering Article 50 for Brexit, being against a second Scottish Independence Referendum, Scotland having zero Conservative party members in the Scottish parliament and just how crazy it must be to live in Scotland at the moment under such conditions.

We get onto comedy then and speak about how long Wis has been doing it and how and why he got into it. Wis speaks about how quickly he learnt to read crowd reactions so that he’d know how far he could go with certain topics and jokes.

We chat about how Wis’ sets have evolved over the years and how he has the confidence to go back to early material and rewrite it with a new perspective

We speak about seeing comedians regularly and how it pushes you to be a better observes and better comedian.

And finally then Wis had just announced his plans for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival so we had to have a natter about that.

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The Comedy Cast’s Trailer Trash | Thor Ragnarok | Comedy Podcast |

Thor Ragnarok
Thor Ragnarok: A Shite Logo

The Comedy Cast bring you Trailer Trash, a fresh look at what’s new in the world of movie, film and TV trailers.

First up with have Thor Ragnorrok, which stay such luminaries of Hollywoodland as: Tom Hiddleston. Bendydick Punchy Face.

Chris Hemsworth is head honcho Thor and the planet’s second most boring actor, Cate Blanchett, plays some role nobody cares about.

Anthony Hopkins and Idris Elba make an appearance for the money as per usual, while Mark Ruffalo appears but was paid in bale of Moroccan Hash.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast Interview with American Comedian Kristin Key

Kristin Key
Kristin Key

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from American stand-up comedian Kristin Key.

We start off in unusual fashion, Kristin was doing her US Tax Returns, so I wanted to know more about American taxes and how comedians are taxed there. All I know about the American tax system comes from a certain Simpsons episode.

Kristin describes herself as the lovechild of Ellen and Jane Lynch, so we addressed that and get it out of the way. It’s a classic joke comedians use, to address everyone sees and make light of it.

Kristin talks about how to deal with the most hurtful type of constructive criticism; that from other comedians.

We speak about where Kristin was raised in America, a place with a great name Aurora, a place with a misleading name, Liberal and Amarillo, yes, that Amarillo.

We spoke about Kristin’s experiences growing up the daughter of a religious preacher; especially if she had to be nice to all the kids of the losers that helps out at Church.

We get chat about ‘clean comedy’ then and Kristin mentions the two schools of thought for comedians starting out, say what you want and go straight to the stop and swear as much as you like, or have separate clean and not clean sets for different audiences

We speak about Last Comic Standing, how and why she became involved in the hugely successful NBC reality show about comedians and any behind-the-scenes stuff that she could reveal. Kristin finished 6th in the show so we spoke about the benefits of having appeared on it, more gigs and more interest and how it opened loads of new doors for her.

Kristin uses a lot of music in her sets so we got speaking about comedy music albums and she reveals some great news on the subject. In 2013, Kristen was in a bad car crash and led to her taking more risks on stage and being more personal with her sets, so we speak about that.

We get talking then about being gay and married in Trump’s America.

Finally then we get nerdy on how Kristen works on her sets and what her writing process looks like.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast, The Weekly Viral, 7-4-17

The Weekly Viral, a weekly review of what’s gone viral over the last week. I take a look at what’s gone viral on YouTube over the last 7 days and have a bit of fun with them.

 

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast Interview with Irish Comedian Alex Byrne

Alex Byrne
Alex Byrne

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Irish stand-up comedian Alex Byrne.

We kick off the interview in unusual fashion and speak about peanut butter and jam, or jelly, sandwiches, I’d just discovered them and wanted to share their amazement with the world.

Alex comes from Lucan in Dublin, so we get the lowdown on the village withing a city’s borders. We speak about Alex being half stand-up comedian, half magician, and not half-Michiganian, coz I’d thought I seen the word Michigan when I should’ve been reading magician and proceeded to make a right tit of myself.

We chat then about what attracted Alex to magic in the first place and about what he does for a living. He reveals a great tactic for getting rid of drunks that want to talk about his job on nights out.

Alex has previously attended Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting so I wanted to know more about its acting courses, what he learned from it and what has been transferable to stand-up comedy.

Alex enjoys gigging all over Ireland so we speak about whether he finds there’s differences between city and country audiences.

We speak about Alex’s influences;  Fr. Ted & Fawlty Towers both get a special mention.

And finally then, we tackle that old myth about comedians being miserable and needing the validation and love of strangers.

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The Comedy Cast Interview with Irish Stand-up Comedian Aidan Shields

Aidan Shields
Aidan Shields

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Irish stand-up comedian Aidan Shields.

We kick off the interview by speaking about Dundalk, a town close to the Northern Irish border and how lucky Aidan is to have not taken the accent, nor that one of close rivals Drogheda.

In Ireland the areas around the border are known lovingly as “Bandit country” so we spoke about that and the death of Martin McGuinness, former IRA leader and Sinn Fein politician.

Aidan teachers English as a foreign language so we speak about that and the commonalities between teaching and stand-up comedy. We speak then about what he likes about the job and how he got into it.

We chat about how and why Aidan got into comedy and he tells a brilliant story about his first gig. We talk then about how Aidan used to be a bit nervous before his first few gigs and it led us on to something interesting; Aidan tells me that he’s not the kind of comedian that can tell the same joke twice, always trying to improve on them from set to set.

A few weeks ago, I met Aidan while recording in Dublin and saw his set, he speaks about having a new joke in it and how ‘it seemed to scare a few people’. We speak then about Aidan’s comedic influences growing up and the comedy shows he used to watch on tele.

Aidan tells me that while gigging over St Patrick’s weekend he reveals to his audience a little-known fact about St Patrick; he was a giant racist. And finally then we get talking then about JuiceBox Comedy, Dundalk’s comedy club in The Spirit Store and Aidan’s role in running it.

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The Comedy Cast Interview with English Stand-up Comedian Angus Dunican

Angus Dunican
Angus Dunican

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from English stand-up comedian Angus Dunican.

We begin the interview with an old opening line Angus used to use to open his sets which I personally love. We speak a bit about Angus being brought up in Eastbourne, which in his words are both the retirement and suicide capitals of England.

Angus speaks at a millions miles a minute, it’s something to behold especially when he’s thinking on his feet but you’ll be impressed, so we speak about that for a bit, and discuss where that comes from and what I found on the internet regarding the subject. Angus mentions then that when he was young reading very quickly in religion class and laughing a lot and then not being asked to do it again.

We chat then about how Angus got into comedy, everyone thought he’d go on to study drama after school instead Angus got hooked on coffee and experienced the deathly depression of working in a café in an English seaside town in November.

Angus says then that decided to go for comedy as it’d been something he’d been a huge fan of for a long time. He speaks about the how he changed over the first year of doing stand-up comedy, going from glamming up and being camp to being more like his peers, he now says he misses his nail polish and tight Marilyn Monroe tshirts, so maybe we’ll see a return?

Angus then explains how to beat white girls with dreadlocks at parties in philosophical arguments; something he learned at university, a skill that can be a life saver at parties.

Angus and I go full theatre and comedy nerd then on that old Irish rogue of theatre Samual Beckett, we’re both massive fans and Angus reveals how he uses Beckett in his set to test how far he can go with certain material.

We speak about The Vanity Project, Angus’ show that won a Pick of the Fringe Award in 2016 and he’d also just performed it at this year’s Vault Festival in London.

We go full-on existential then, in Angus’ words we are mere fragile mortals holding each other in the dark and we need to be a bit more Buddhist about it, ‘mate, it’s fine you’re an illusion, have a biscuit.

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